BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Poetry

I had every intention of writing & posting this last week.  Then, my Dad’s car crapped out & I had to be his driver.  I would’ve rather re-read The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, to be honest. Shakespeare’s poetry isn’t as well known as his plays; not by a long shot.  However, many of us… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Poetry

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BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Tragedies

William Shakespeare’s tragic plays are some of the best known.  Almost everyone has encountered one or another at some point – either in school or, far more likely, in popular culture. Or, maybe if you’re a weirdo, you had your Barbies® act out Romeo and Juliet as a kid.  Or so I’ve heard some people… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Tragedies

BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Histories

I’ll admit – I tried tackling The Complete Works of William Shakespeare once before.  It was sometime while I was in college, between 2003 and 2009, which was foolish in itself – I was an English major.  It’s not like I didn’t have enough to read! However, during that attempt, I reached the historical plays… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Histories

BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Comedies

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare has fourteen plays in the “comedies” section. Most – if not all – share some of the same themes & characteristics: Separations of family or loved onesDisguises & mistaken identities, often leading to humorous situations & big revealsMain plot deals with love, relationships, sex,etc.Secondary plots deal with a variety of… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Comedies

BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Introduction

Dear Lord – this book took me forever to finish!  But, now that I’m done, I feel like I’ve accomplished a life goal.  It might even be an item on my bucket list. I made a poll asking if I should split this post up &the consensus (from two people), was a resounding, “YES.” Suffice… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Introduction

Help me! (Poll)

As expected, my review of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is getting insanely long! It's currently around 1,200 words, & I still have to discuss the Histories, Tragedies, & Poems. So, do you think I should break it up into more manageable (but still probably long) posts, or give you dear readers one MEGA-REVIEW?… Continue reading Help me! (Poll)

BOOK REVIEW: Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy by Frédéric Delavier, Jean-Pierre Clémenceau, & Michael Gundill

After taking over two years to finish reading The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (I checked Goodreads – it took me from September 21, 2016 to June 1, 2018), my brain needed a break. Luckily, a dear friend bought me Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy & Delavier's Women's Strength Training Anatomy Workouts for my birthday this year.… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy by Frédéric Delavier, Jean-Pierre Clémenceau, & Michael Gundill

BOOK REVIEW: Rest in Piece by B.W. Ginsburg

Synopsis from Goodreads: “Though decades apart, two young girls are connected in a way that is both fantastical and surreal.  When twelve year old Louise Erikson finds out that she holds the key to saving a nine year old who disappeared twenty years earlier, she decides to accept the challenge.  Will Louise be able to… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Rest in Piece by B.W. Ginsburg

BOOK REVIEW: Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die by Michael Largo

Synopsis (From Goodreads): “To die, kick the bucket, to meet your Maker, dead as a doornail, get whacked, smoked, bite the dust, sleep with the fishes, go six feet under—whatever death is called, it's going to happen.  In 1789 Ben Franklin wrote, "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”  Death remains a… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die by Michael Largo